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Very much inside the box: Is art in non-traditional spaces becoming too mainstream?

The act of displaying or performing art in spaces outside of the hallowed concert halls, theatres and galleries used to be the domain of the artistic fringe. But a lot of bigger cultural institutions are now getting in on the game – are these unusual spaces really cutting-edge any more? It’s no secret that people … Continue reading

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In praise of dynamic ticketing

While taking a deeper look at London tickets recently, I’m growing very excited about recent developments in “dynamic ticketing” – a new way of selling tickets that has vast implications for London’s theatre landscape. So, what is “dynamic ticketing”? Well, generally speaking, it’s a form of price discrimination – different people pay different prices for … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: The King’s Speech Revelations (published on

The King’s Speech, the West End version of the Oscar-winning movie, will be closing early – very early. After only 8 weeks, the West End run of the show will be ending on May 12th. The critics loved it (including us) after the London opening. Surely I’m not the only person asking: what went wrong? … Continue reading

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Preview Article: Year of the Monkey: The return of rep?

With foundation courses at drama schools becoming increasingly competitive, Fourth Monkey Theatre Company is offering another alternative to actors in need of training: “Year of the Monkey”, a combined training programme and repertory company. Fifty-four young actors (all 18-30 years old) will receive a year’s worth of part-time training, as well as perform in 12 … Continue reading